Former Arizona receiver Stanley Berryhill III signed to Detroit Lions’ practice squad

Former Mountain View High School and Arizona receiver Stanley Berryhill III is now part of the Detroit Lions’ practice squad after taking a redeye to Detroit Tuesday night for a workout early Wednesday morning, according to Derek Hall, managing partner of HD Sports Agency, of which Berryhill is a client.

The Arizona Cardinals released Berryhill from their practice squad Tuesday to make room for placekicker Rodrigo Blankenship and linebacker Blake Lynch and were hoping to re-sign him before Detroit made its move to get Berryhill to work out early Wednesday morning.

Berryhill signed shortly after the workout. He tweeted this out Wednesday morning:

David Fipp, a former teammate of Hall’s at Arizona in the late 1990’s, is the special teams coordinator with the Lions.

Detroit’s receiving corps, including recent starters Amon-Ra St. Brown and Josh Reynolds, has been hit with injuries most of the season. DJ Chark, a backup, has also been limited.

Former Alabama receiver Jameson Williams, a first-round draft pick who tore his ACL in January in the national championship game, has yet to play this season.

Berryhill’s brothers Savaughn and Shamar have been two of the top receivers in the state this season at Sabino.

Savaughn, a junior, recently earned AllSportsTucson.com’s APS Digit Print/Frog & Firkin Player of the Week honors for his nine-reception, 198-yard performance with two touchdowns in a win over Sequoia Pathway.

Stanley Berryhill was signed to the Cardinals’ practice squad on Sept. 20.

He went to the Cardinals after his release from the Atlanta Falcons, who signed him as a non-drafted free agent in April.

He reportedly had a productive fall camp with the Falcons. He was released Aug. 30, the deadline requiring teams to cut their rosters to 53 players.


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